It looks like owners around the NFL are tired of the drama centered around Washington Commanders boss Daniel Snyder and may soon move on to demand that he step down as owner.
The Commanders’ duties are completely dominated by the investigations surrounding Snyder and the various alleged misconduct in his office over the past decade. What is just a House Oversight Committee investigation has expanded to inspections of several areas attorney generaland the SEC, after Congress found not only evidence of inappropriate workplace behavior, but also problem financial transaction by the organization during Snyder’s ownership.
It has kept an eye on the NFL and even led to an ongoing second league investigation. The bad press is constantly following the tournament because the Commanders have gotten to the point where fellow owners are fed up with Snyder and his mastery style. In the spring, there were rumors that the heads of other franchises started thinking about a time when Snyder wasn’t part of their brotherhood.
On Saturday, Washington Post revealed that “many owners would be pleased to see Snyder semi-voluntarily and acknowledge that, depending on the outcome of the investigation by attorney Mary Jo White, an attempt to remove him could be imminent.” An owner who spoke to this store suggested that Snyder should sell the team and, “Some of us need to go see him and tell him he needs to sell.”
However, the fact that Snyder can be overturned is not a unanimous opinion among league bosses, and another person who spoke to the Washington Post on condition of anonymity stated that pushing him out would be which is surprising, since “the franchise is now more stable than elsewhere under Snyder ownership. “
With that said, the proprietor of removal pointed out the situation in the NBA to Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, and how an outcry from inside and outside the league has led to Sarver decided to sell majority of his stake in the team, after receiving a suspension from the league where he would have stayed as owner.
Following Sarver’s announcement, attorneys representing 40 former Commandos staffers spurred a grassroots movement to force team owners Washington to be like Sarver. Attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks said:
“We now need the NFL community, including players, owners, and corporate sponsors, to demonstrate the same outrage and moral strength as those in the NBA community and hold accountable for these serious actions. Like Robert Sarver, Dan Snyder must go.”